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The Organ and Tissue Authority’s Community Awareness Grants program provides funding for community-based awareness and education activities that contribute to increasing public understanding of and support for organ and tissue donation for transplantation. Grant recipients should be non-government organisations.

To be eligible for funding, projects should have a not for profit focus and/or organisations should be a not for profit organisation, a community organisation or a local government association or agency.

Applicants may choose to focus their project activities on engagement within their general community or target priority groups that are less likely to have decided or discussed organ and tissue donation – multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, young adult (18-29 years) or male audiences.

Total funding of up to $430,000 excluding GST for:

  • Community engagement based events and activities conducted during DonateLife Week 2018 (29 July – 5 August) to encourage family discussion and online registration on the Australian Organ Donor Register, and/or
  • Targeted community awareness or education projects which increase Australians’ knowledge of the benefits of donation and transplantation, and encourage family discussion and online registration at, and which are consistent with the National Community Awareness and Education Program.

Applications close: 3 April 2018.

More information and application

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